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What are the chain of events in the story?Intro, rising action, climax, falling action,...

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freeze0117 | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted August 24, 2010 at 6:02 AM via web

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What are the chain of events in the story?

Intro, rising action, climax, falling action, conclusion. That stuff. They each only have to be one or two senteces long. Please give me an answer by today. It's summer reading but I left it till now.

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mwatts1 | Elementary School Teacher | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted August 24, 2010 at 10:04 AM (Answer #1)

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Walter Dean Myers wrote a book called Slam but so did Ann M. Martin and Nick Hornby.

I am guessing you are talking about the book written by Walter Dean Myers so thats the one I will summarize for you.

Intro: Greg Harris is a high school student also known as slam because of his basketball ability. Basketball is his top priority however he does have a hard time being a team player.

Rising Action: Greg transfers from his high school which is mostly african american and low socio-economic status to an all white school in an upper-class area. There he begins to fail math and have trouble being a team player and is constantly at battle with his coach.

Climax: All of the problems in Slams life come to a crashing halt when he is having trouble with his girlfriend, his dying grandfather, his best friend Ice who becomes involved with drugs, his mother and his team.

Falling Action:  Through games and some run-ins with his friends and his girlfriend Slam begins to see that he needs to make some changes in his life in order to be the best person that he can be.

Conclusion: in the end of the book we see that this isnt just a story of a basketball player but a teenage boy who discovers who he really is and it isnt just a basketball player, a best friend, a son, a brother, a boyfriend it is much more.

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